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Ex-Auburn Hoops Player Korvotney Barber Drowns

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say former Auburn basketball player Korvotney Barber has drowned.

Panama City Beach Cpl. Jason Gleason says a passerby found the 26-year-old's body Sunday at 3:49 p.m. between Boardwalk Beach Resort Condominiums and Top of the Gulf condos.

Gleason says Barber went missing Saturday about 7 p.m. Barber, who is from Manchester, Ga., averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds during his four-year Auburn career ending in 2008-09.

He was only the second McDonald's All-American signed by the Tigers.

Auburn coach Tony Barbee says, "The Auburn basketball program is deeply saddened to lose one its great players in Korvotney 'Vot' Barber."

Athletic director Jay Jacobs says those who knew Barber remember him as a loving father.


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